Commentary by Raffaele Regio. With dedicatory epistle to Francesco de Gonzaga
Imprint derived from colophon (&2 recto): Publii Ouidii Nasonis metamorphoseos liber vna cu[m] enarrationibus Raphaelis regii: Parisiiq[ue] per magistrum Andream bocard sumptibus vero Petri reginaldi cadoniensis librarii optimis caracteribus impressus feliciter finit. Ex die. vi. septe[m]bris. M. CCCC. Ixxxxvi
Chancery folio; main body text surrounded by commentary, sometimes with printed marginalia, a2 recto (dedicatory epistle): 55 lines plus two-line headine, 205 (218) x 142 mm; b2 recto: 57 lines of commentary surrounding text, plus headline, 213 (233) x 139 mm; types: 180G (title, headlines, etc.), 100G (headings), 75G (text); woodcut initials, illustration, and diagram. Device on title page
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.36 FOLIO pressed and washed, with some repairs to page edges, margins, etc. Woodcut device on title page heightened in red. Trimmed heavily, with some partial losses to headlines. Leaf dimensions: 264 x 183 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.36 FOLIO with pencil dealer's notes, etc., at front and back. "Rosenthal" inscribed in pencil on back flyleaf. Early ownership inscriptions on title page mostly washed away (next to device: "Sum Johan[...] Ro[...]"). Early/contemporary marginalia throughout. Purchased from Erwin Rosenthal in June, 1942.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.36 FOLIO bound in modern brown goatskin with panel of triple-fillet gilt. All text block edges gilt. Spine panelled and tooled in gilt.
Regio, Raffaele, approximately 1450-1520, commentator for written text; Bocard, Andre, active 1491-1531, printer; Regnault, Pierre, -1552, bookseller; Gonzaga, Francesco, 1444-1483, dedicatee; A. Rosenthal Ltd., former owner